Saturday 24 Feb 2018 | 03:50 | SYDNEY
Saturday 24 Feb 2018 | 03:50 | SYDNEY

Don't look now, but Indonesia's making progress



28 July 2008 15:54

Indonesia’s quiet progress over the past five years has gone largely unnoticed. The economy is back on an even keel, security problems in Aceh have been largely resolved, and there has been an amazing transition to democracy. There has even been progress in tackling corruption, even if this has been inconsistent and a long way from complete. All this has gone largely unreported in the world press: the basket-cases of Africa pushes these low-key stories out of the news. So it is good to see the Paris-based OECD produce a balanced and comprehensive Economic Assessment, with a report card along the lines of 'good progress, but could try harder'. For more, see my op-ed in today’s AFR.

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